The fear of losing creativity and the fear of losing it all has scared me. Till this day I still do get scared about losing my creativity. But I learned that creativity is not just a thing that will go away. What I mean by that is creativity from my point of view it’s something that is constantly developed.
We all have creative abilities whether we’d like to believe it or not. There is a difference between those who continually use their creativity and those who don’t. You want to nurture your creativity and constantly improve it. If you don’t use your skills and or gifts they will not be of much use to you.
While fear may be such a strong thing to experience. Do your best to not let it bother you and hold you back.
A Quick Rundown on how I go about improving my work and some tips you can take and use to improve yours.
Many of you may or may not know what a cola pen is. Also you may or may not know how to use one. In this video I explain the differences and also why I enjoy using cola pens.
This is a free Custom Valentines day card. I hope you have a very wonderful valentines day even if you are not spending with anyone other than yourself.
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I first learned about Snapchat Filters from Gary Vaynerchuk. What I have been doing since late last December was creating Community geofilters. Community Geofilters for snapchat are ones that are based on your location. Also they are free and ones that live forever within the app.
Knowing that many people are using something that you created is a great feeling. Also when you submit a geofilter to Snapchat there are guidelines that Snapchat has. The guidelines are not difficult at all. Also you want your artwork to be original meaning no logos, and etc. YOU have to be the one who has created it.
I have experienced rejection on filters I have submitted. Then after looking at them I had to be honest and thought deep about why it was rejected. After doing that I came to an understanding after a few minutes.
These are my stats for the Community Geofilters that I have live on snapchat. The places that I have Community Geofilters live are places here in South Florida. The program that I use is illustrator to vector my work. Because everything I have submitted is custom and hand drawn.
If you have the skills I definitely recommend creating a community geofilter for snapchat.
Writing Calligraphy Calligrams are so much fun after watching this video I have decided to focus on them a bit more. Because I honestly love the way they look. Another thing is how expressive they can look.
Learning brush pen lettering is tricky and also learning how different pens can produce different results. But I must say overall it can be pretty addicting and fun at the same time.
In this mini series I discuss about how to use brush pens for beginners. I know for one when I started using brush pens it would’ve been nice to have a straight forward tutorial on using them and etc.
Being a graphic designer or a creative person in general can be difficult to continue with. By that I mean it can be hard for one to stick with being creative and not let society beat it out of them. Because as creative people we have skills and talents in us that we can use. But we let the day to day grind deter us from embracing them.
When you have a skill that is not being used and or a talent its just being wasted. “The worst thing in the world is wasted talent” – A bronx tale. I for one fully believe that having wasted talent is the worst thing. Because if you just stick with it and are able to get through the year of hardships and doubt you will make it.
Now on to how I was was able to become a more confident graphic designer. The way I was able to become a more confident graphic designer was by believe in the work that I was doing. By believing in the work it made it more fun. Also realizing that I had done the best that I could. But not thinking “oh if I do this and that’ll be my best”. Which in actuality that is not the case. Just because you work hard on certain projects doesn’t mean you gave it your best.
Because if you work at an agency or wherever you know how hard you need to work on projects. But you have to ask yourself “did I actually go even further to make sure not all of my work is looking the same?”.
Then the other way that I was able to become more confident was the steady stream of wanting to improve and learning everything I could. Another thing was realizing what I sucked at. There are ton’s of resources available to learn from. Also to help you actually get better. Just because you went to design school art school or whatever you call it, that does not mean you are the top of the line.
Becoming more confident takes time and its not instant. If you are a non confident person then you have to get out of your comfort zone. You do not have to do things that are creative to become a more confident designer. Main thing is to get out of your comfort zone and continuously push yourself day to day.
This was a nice mini documentary to watch and it was refreshing. Also the inspiration from seeing his work was great.